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Sunday 22 October 2017

Czech snatch Dutch win

The Czech Republic snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory over the Netherlands thanks to Vaclav Pilar's added time goal after a dreadful mistake by Daryl Janmaat as they opened their Euro 2016 qualifiers last night.

The Czechs had started brightly and were rewarded in the 22nd minute when David Lafata controlled a cross into the box before laying it off to Borek Dockal whose left-foot shot slammed off the post into the net to give the hosts the lead.

The Dutch, third-place finishers at the World Cup in Brazil, responded with Stefan de Vrij driving a header into the back of the net after a cross from Daley Blind in the 55th minute.

Meanwhile, St Patrick's Athletic lifted the Leinster Senior Cup after beating Longford City 2-1 in the final at Calling Stadium last night.

Substitute Jack Bayly hit the winner, minutes after coming on in the 61th minute with a powerful strike.

Pat's had opened the scoring through Sam Verdon in the 34th minutes before Longford drew level thanks to Tom Morris after 57 minutes.

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